In addition to writing, I have a few other projects in the works.

One is that I've recently (in late 2021) gotten back into music after a 15+ year hiatus. This began when I walked up to town to play at an open mic hosted by Eliot Reynolds at the Katoomba Family Hotel. I play/used to play flute, and apart from breaks due to covid lockdowns and family visits, I have been attending the open mic almost every Wednesday evening since. I've even started singing a bit (fair warning -- if you are ever there, bring your earplugs!!! lol). Getting back into music again, after all these years, is a bit like rediscovering an old apendage I'd forgotten was a part of me. Here are some (mostly old) recordings I've put up on youtube:

Gaines's YouTube channel

Most of the tunes on that channel are of me playing flute with various bands 18+ years ago. There are, however, some videos of Ellie P. and myself doing our first "gig" last year as Misty Mountain Accord. She has a lovely voice.

Sometime in the next few months I'll also be recording some new tunes (and songs!) I've written in the past year and a half, and will be putting them up on my channel. I'll make announcements here when I do.

There's another hobby I'd love to get back into someday. My wife and I were fortunate enough to take a few beginners' pottery classes a couple of years ago while we were in the States, and here is an entry I wrote about it, with some photos of some of the work we did:


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